A Strategy Map

Roman Pichler

The map below shows the strategy tools I find helpful to make effective product strategy decisions. Additionally, you should be able to correctly state the information captured by the product vision and strategy , product roadmap , KPIs , and business model on the map above.

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. The product roadmap shows how the product strategy is put into action by stating dates, measurable goals, and selected features.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. A business strategy describes how a company wants to achieve its overall aspiration and create value for its users, employees, and shareholders. Elements of an Effective Business Strategy. Which management systems are required?

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

“What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” This didn’t sit well with the CTO because in reality he didn’t want a strategy, he wanted a plan. This is the way we were taught to think about Product Strategy. This isn’t a strategy, this is a plan.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting.

Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

Mind the Product

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these.

Shifting Markets, Shifting Strategy: Three Considerations

Proficientz – Product Management University

Shifting markets usually constitute a shift in product strategy for most organizations. In either case, there are three key aspects of product strategy that matter most. Portfolio & Product Strategy. Contact us to facilitate your next strategy meeting.

Dear Strategy: 061 Strategy Examples

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “Can you give me an example of a really great or a really bad strategy?”.

Dear Strategy: 067 Product Manager Strategies

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “What are the strategies, tactics, and operations for product managers”.

How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy

Mind the Product

Having “no company strategy” is one of the biggest issues facing product managers, according to a recent survey of over 600 product people. All that was left was to share it with senior management and get the go-ahead….

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product.

Strategies to get Started with Predictive Analytics

Mind the Product

While senior management may recognize the importance and value that predictive analytics can generate, they may equally be swamped by other issues and put predictive analytics projects on the back burner.

What every product manager needs to know about content strategy

Craft.io

Content strategy is a rapidly growing field dedicated to planning, creating and managing content in all its forms. There’s often the perception that a copywriter will be merely polishing already-adequate copy written by designers, product managers, or engineers.

Why We Fail: What I Learned From 5 Years with Friends, Netflix’s Social Strategy

Mind the Product

I write a lot about product strategy, and use Netflix as an example so that others can learn from the company’s success and failure. Because of Facebook’s meteoric rise, the persistent question from Silicon Valley venture capitalists became “What’s your social strategy?”

Strategy Behind More Agile Budgeting, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

That's because I manage my company in a similar way as your managers manage your organization. I'm getting better at managing the details to publish in all formats everywhere. See Help Managers Visualize Their Problems.

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

Dear Strategy: 061 Strategy Examples

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “Can you give me an example of a really great or a really bad strategy?”. . I mean, if I can’t answer a question as simple as this, what business did I have writing a book on strategy in the first place? Keep in mind that I typically help product managers, marketing managers, and sales managers develop strategies for the individual portfolios, markets, and channels that they manage. Dear Strategy: Episode 061. ###.

Dear Strategy: 078 Implementing Your Strategy Internally

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do you build programs, projects, and, ultimately, products out of a strategy once it’s been established and accepted? I mean, isn’t the whole point of a strategy to identify actions that can be turned into programs, projects, and products? This, according to the strategy framework used by my business (and the sponsor of this blog), Strategy Generation Company. The Planning section is the heart of your strategy.

Dear Strategy: 067 Product Manager Strategies

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “What are the strategies, tactics, and operations for product managers?”. . Whenever someone refers to “strategies, tactics, and operations” or “strategies, tactics, and execution,” I assume they are talking about some type of an overall strategy that essentially consists of those three basic parts. The question is, where should a product manager sit on this scale? The purpose of a strategy is to provide context for your actions.

Why do you Need to Rethink Your Analytics Strategy?

Mind the Product

No serious developer, product manager, or CEO of company operating in the digital market, will consider not using them. Product managers and analysts have become accustomed to working through analytics in stages. In fact, I would take it a step further and call it data-guided strategy. The post Why do you Need to Rethink Your Analytics Strategy? Web and app analytics are fundamental to business these days.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

Dear Strategy: 073 Strategy Career Questions (Part 3 of 3)

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How do I evaluate a Product Manager to Product Marketing Manager career transition?”.

Vision vs. Strategy

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I’ve already written about outcome-based objectives , and in this article I want to talk more about product vision, and especially how important the role of product strategy is in delivering on the product vision. Product Strategy. The product strategy is our sequence of products we plan to deliver on the path to realizing the vision. Normally I encourage teams to construct a product strategy around a series of product-market fits. Overview.

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Dear Strategy: 079 Implementing Your Strategy Externally

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “You could have the best strategy, but what are some best practices to implement it effectively?”. . Last week, in Episode 78 , I answered a question that had to do with implementing strategies internal to your company (i.e. turning your strategy into programs, projects, and products). Most strategies, by their very nature, tend to be designed with the intention of doing something that isn’t currently being done. Dear Strategy: Episode 079. ###.

3 Strategies to Pitch Product Management Ideas

280 Group

For this video, 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, talks with Bill Haines, who is not only a Product Management Consultant and Trainer, but an expert in positioning, messaging, and influencing people. Product Management Influence Prioritization Product Manager YouTube Video

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

Dear Strategy: 064 Customer vs. Business Needs

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How do you prioritize the needs of the customer versus business needs to develop a business strategy?”.

Dear Strategy: 062 Taking Strategic Risks

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How do you convince management teams to take a risk instead of staying with a strategy they are comfortable with?”.

Dear Strategy: 071 Strategy Career Questions (Part 1 of 3)

Dear Strategy

The post Dear Strategy: 071 Strategy Career Questions (Part 1 of 3) appeared first on Dear Strategy.

Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

Mind the Product

It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages, so I wanted to tackle the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage, and share some tips on: – How to avoid becoming a feature factory, while taming your beast of a backlog.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making. Strategies for getting to commitment, not consensus.

Dear Strategy: 063 Sorting Out Feature Requirements

Dear Strategy

The post Dear Strategy: 063 Sorting Out Feature Requirements appeared first on Dear Strategy. Podcast business management marketing planning product sales strategic strategy

Dear Strategy: 086 Getting The Word Out

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “I have a product that uniquely meets the needs of a large target market, but I can’t seem to reach them. Dear Strategy: Episode 086. ###. Are you interested in strategy workshops for your product, marketing, or business managers?

Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. In the world of product management, the backlog is a set of tasks needed to complete the final product. This can make ideal product backlog management difficult.

How To Cross the Strategy-to-Execution Chasm

The Product Coalition

Most companies fail in execution, not strategy. Defining strategy the right way can close the gap. Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.” Why Defining Product Strategy is Hard Strategy Overload One of the challenges with the word “Strategy” is that it is an overloaded term.

Product Analytics, Prioritization, and Decision-Making - What We Can Learn from Einstein and Drucker

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

As a Product Manager, a big part of your job will always be to balance which features to develop, and which to scrap. Don’t miss this surprising webinar from Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook!

Build a sustainable customer acquisition strategy

Inside Intercom

That’s why you need to find a strategy to steadily bring in new customers in order to survive – and thrive. Without a strategy to acquire customers, it’s easy to keep doing what seems to be working without examining how effective your approach truly is.

4 Development Pitfalls to Avoid with an Agile Growth Strategy

Mixpanel

Throughout his career, Al has focused on helping companies develop and execute digital strategies to grow their business and stay ahead of the curve. But making this investment early in the process will provide a solid framework to sustain and scale your growth strategy into the future. Here are just a few of the issues you can bypass when you implement growth strategies from the beginning: 1. Al Harnisch is the Vice President of Growth at Prolific Interactive.

Dear Strategy: 073 Strategy Career Questions (Part 3 of 3)

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do I evaluate a Product Manager to Product Marketing Manager career transition?”. . In some circles, the roles of product manager and product marketing manager are one and the same; effectively meaning that, for companies that take this approach, one of these titles simply would not exist. and product marketing managers handling more of the later-stage lifecycle activities (launch, marketing, and overall marketing mix management).

Dear Strategy #1: Gathering Customer Feedback

Sequent Learning

The post Dear Strategy #1: Gathering Customer Feedback appeared first on Sequent Learning Networks. BLOG DEAR STRATEGY PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates